RAILROAD STAFF

DAVID M. KELLER

Executive Director

David has spent over 20 years working in the nonprofit sector. His experience includes various levels of management for organizations in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most recently, David served as the manager of foundation & government relations at Pennsylvania Ballet. Previously, he was the development officer for The Music School of Delaware and interim executive director/development director for The Delaware Contemporary; he also served as the executive director of the Smyrna Opera House in Smyrna, DE, for 5½ years. While under his leadership, an employee at the Delaware Division of the Arts noted that the Smyrna Opera House should "serve as a model for other arts organizations of its size." David received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Scranton and a master’s degree in theatre from Villanova University.

CAROLE R. WELLS

Executive Assistant

Carole has worked as the Executive Assistant for HRCV and the Wilmington & Western since 1995. She has assisted the Executive Director and the Board of Directors with sales and marketing, fund development and recruiting. Carole is currently our planning and events coordinator and performs all the accounting duties for the organization. She spends her free time with her family and finds time to volunteer on the railroad. She holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Glassboro State College.

KEVIN MARTIN

Volunteer Operations Coordinator

Kevin has spent more than 15 years working with volunteers in the non-profit sector. As the Volunteer Operations Coordinator, Kevin oversees the Volunteer Program which includes the recruitment, training and evaluation of the volunteers at the railroad as well as the day-to-day train operations. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Jefferson University and a master’s degree in human resource management from Goldey-Beacom College.

STEVE JENSEN

Chief Mechanical Officer

ANDREW SCHIEBEL

Track Inspector/General Services

DAVID S. LUDLOW

Special Projects Director

David served as Executive Director of the Wilmington & Western beginning in 1993 and retired from that position in 2018. David's passion and dedication to the railroad is hard to overlook. Despite his "retirement" David is continuing his service on a part-time basis supervising and expediting special projects for the organization. David is committed to a smooth transition while new leadership adapts and accustoms itself to the distinctiveness of railroad culture.

CARRIE SCHIEBEL

Gift Shop Buyer (Part-Time)

MARY SANGER

Station Agent (Part-Time)

Mary lives along the line and has been a constant presence at the railroad as a volunteer, staff member and passenger. She began as a volunteer in 2010 and became a Station Agent in 2012, working both at Greenbank Station and the Business Office when needed. As a Station Agent she helps make sure the passengers have a great experience and helps manage the ticketing and inventory systems. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in history & political science, with a minor in biology from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Science in administration of justice from Wilmington University.

KIRSTA LONG

Station Agent (Part-Time)

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